Enhancing teaching and learning

Learning and Teaching Conference

Learning and Teaching Conference

17 September 2014

A major conference looking at developments in learning and teaching is being held at Aberystwyth University (16-18 September).

More than 90 delegates from across the University and the UK are spending three days considering the latest research and methodologies in the enhancement of student engagement and learning.

Inspiring Teaching: Sharing Teaching and Technology Tales brings together academics and specialist support colleagues from across the University to consider a diverse range of subjects, all related to the central theme of how to continuously improve methods and technologies used in modern teaching.

The conference was opened on Monday by Aberystwyth University Vice Chancellor, Professor April McMahon, andPro Vice-Chancellor Professor John Grattan.

There will be a number of sessions, break out groups and keynotes over the next three days. Topics include motivation, the use of feedback, how social media can be used in an academic context and the challenges and opportunities offered by distance learning.

The opening keynote address came from Professor Simon Lancaster from University of East Anglia who talked about interactive teaching.

Aberystwyth University has undertaken a substantial investment to the University’s teaching rooms over the last year with the refurbishment and redecoration of 34 lecture theatres across the campus.

Professor Grattan said; “The annual Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching conference aims to showcase best practice in the use of teaching and learning and the focus is on sharing approaches that are effective in enhancing the student learning experience.”

You can find out more about the Learning and Teaching Conference here, http://nexus.aber.ac.uk/xwiki/bin/view/Main/TEL+Conference+2014